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1D star ponders factory life
Liam Payne, of the boy band One Direction. Picture: Reuters/Danny Moloshok.

Liam Payne says he would be "working in a factory" if it wasn't for One Direction.

The singer from the world famous boy band is embracing every moment of their success as he fears it won't last forever.

The 19-year-old star says the best thing about being in one Direction is the bond he shares with his bandmates Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.

"(If it wasn't for One Direction) I would have been working in a factory on a normal wage," Payne tells British newspaper The Sun.

"I'm making the most of every second now. There is going to come a time when it all finishes and I just hope we stay mates."

The heartthrob also spoke about his experiences of fame since joining the group two years ago.

He said one of the hardest things is the attention the band attracts everywhere they go.

Payne explained how fan interaction on social networking site Twitter has affected both his ex-girlfriend Danielle Peazer and his bandmates.

Malik recently quit Twitter for a brief period after receiving threats from users of the site posted under anonymous profiles.

"The only person I really worry about is Zayn, because I don't think he's quite accustomed to all of this. He's had a terrible time on Twitter, as did Danielle," Payne revealed.

"I don't think he's quite adjusted to it yet, I'm sure he'll get it. He's my best mate. I've got to look out for him."